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The City of Springfield’s Development Review Team is excited to begin our partnership with you!
To ensure we have the information we need to best serve you, please take a few moments
to fill out the form below. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at
Pre-development is a free, informal meeting prior to the formal applications process and is meant to discuss in general terms the proposed development, application requirements, design standards, design alternatives, required permits and the approval process needed.
This meeting is also an opportunity for applicants to obtain information on land use changes (zoning), subdivision of land, or other land use actions. This meeting provides you with an opportunity to discuss your proposal with City staff prior to submitting a formal application.
Pre-development meetings are a valuable resource in the processing of your application, particularly if you are unfamiliar with City standards, required permits, or if your proposal is complex or needs multiple approvals. The meeting will familiarize you with the various elements of the City’s permitting process, including:
Pre-development meetings are scheduled through the City of Springfield Development Review Office on a first-come/first-served basis. Pre-development applications must be submitted on Monday by 3:00 PM. Your meeting is then scheduled for a week from the following Wednesday, nine (9) calendar days later. You will be notified of the date, time and location of your meeting no later than two days prior to your Wednesday meeting. This meeting typically takes place Wednesday mornings 9am to noon. Additional information on the City’s pre-development process may be obtained by contacting Development Review Office at 417-864-1611 or by visiting our webpage at springfieldmo.gov/devreviewteam.
In order for us to provide you the best service, it is very important that our review team have an opportunity to discuss your project with your entire team. If you have hired a professional design team, please bring them to the Pre-Development Meeting.
If you have not reached a point where you have engaged any professional services, we will provide you with information as to when professionally prepared documents will be required.
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Please provide a brief description of your project. Remember, the better you describe your project, the better guidance we can provide. For example: Planning an apartment building? How many units? How many stories? Or planning an office building? How many square feet?, etc.
If you already know that you need to submit a re-zoning, subdivision or other application and you have the information you need, you can go ahead and attach those forms to this application. The Pre-Development Review meeting will take the place of the “LDIC”, “Pre-Sub” and other review meetings. This will save you duplicate meetings.
Use a .zip file to submit multiple files.
Please show what you are planning on a map. The link above will take you to an aerial map. Go to “Search”. To find your site, enter either the owner’s name or the property address, then click on “map”. There are drawing tools in the toolbar along the top that you can use for a simple sketch. When done, click the save button to create a down-loadable to attach below.
Simply attach an electronic file for the plan to above. Any file format that can be attached to an e-mail can be used. Use a .zip file to submit multiple files.
One of the first things you'll want to know is whether this time frame is realistic for your project type and location.
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